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How to make an ice cream sandwich…the Japanese way

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Snack aisles at Japanese supermarkets are filled with all sorts of colorful, tasty looking products, but there are a few that locals keep reaching for time and time again.

One snack that’s become a household name is Kameda Seika’s “Obaachan no Potapotayaki” (“Grandma’s Soy Glazed Rice Crackers”), which fills you with warm and fuzzy feelings before you even open the package, thanks to the kind-looking grandma on the front.


Having made its debut in 1986, generations of Japanese have grown up eating Grandma’s Soy Glazed Rice Crackers, but now Kameda Seika has surprised us all with a new suggested way of eating them.

▼ Simply add a few spoons of ice cream to the top of one of the crackers…


▼ …and top it off with another rice cracker, to create…


▼ …the Obaachan no Potapotayaki Ice Cream Sandwich.


Our writers P.K. Sanjun and Takashi Harada decided to try the ice cream sandwiches, and they both agreed they were the best thing since…well, Obaachan no Potapotayaki.


“Omg! You wouldn’t think the salty sweetness of the rice cracker and the sweetness of the ice cream would go together but they do! The light crunch of the rice cracker adds to the deliciousness — I could easily eat about 10 of these!”


“Mmmmmm…sinfully good.” 

The salty sweet flavors made these more addictive than any other ice cream sandwich our writers had ever eaten in the past, and they even wondered if they should be telling the world about it, seeing as it’s bound to ruin everyone’s waistlines.

In the end, though, they figured this hack was too good to keep to themselves. Even if you don’t have any Obaachan no Potapotayaki -brand rice crackers on hand, you can always try it with other rice crackers to enjoy a similar salty-sweet taste profile.

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Gross, go to Baskin Robbins, like all the Japanese do.

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Sounds incredibly messy especially since those crackers tend to break and crumble the second you bite into it. Just slap some ice cream between slices of bread if you want an ice cream sandwich. Less messy.

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Naw, I still like my BR oatmeal or chocolate chip ice cream sandwich or any good old fashioned American ice cream sandwich. Cookies and ice cream always a great match, rice crackers and ice cream…..No comment.

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As a kid, I used to love Arctic Roll. Sorry, but I'll pass on the rice crackers and ice cream.

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No thanks! I’ll stay with the American way. Much better.

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Melon and ice cream pie is my thing. Flaky pastry with melon and ice cream inside.

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KIHACHI Cafe "Double Melon Parfait,

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You can make your own ice cream with heavy cream and pudding mix,just put everything in ice cream maker,they cost less than hundreds dollar,you can get up from a night scream,and make ice cream,and I scream,you scream, everybody scream for ice cream

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